PETTIS COUNTY, Mo. – A motion to continue a pre-trial conference in Pettis County was taken up in the Circuit Court Monday afternoon.

After arguments from the prosecutor and defense attorney for Henry L. Ward, 19, the court sustained the motion for continuance and rescheduled the pre-trial conference to October 1st at 1:30 in the afternoon. A Jury trial originally scheduled for June 20 is also postponed until 8:00 a.m., on Wednesday October 10th.

Ward is charged with first degree robbery, assault in the first degree, armed criminal action, unlawful use of a weapon and receiving stolen property after a December, 2014, robbery and shooting at the Gold Buyer in Sedalia.